Imagine this: you have suffered an accident which has left you seriously injured and unable to communicate. Because of your condition, the doctors and nurses who are working to keep you alive aren’t able to easily contact your next of kin for your health history and potential allergies. It’s a scary scenario to say the least, especially for those with special medical needs.
While it may be something we don’t want to think about, it’s a scenario that we all need to consider—mainly because there is something that we can do to help it!
In the past, people have opted to handwrite their emergency contact information and put it in their wallet, but these days, more and more are relying solely on their phones.
You see, most smart phones come equipped with an emergency contact and medical history feature, called Medical ID. This nifty tool allows anyone who comes into contact with your phone when you’re unresponsive (i.e. a medical professional), to quickly learn your basic medical history, as well as your preferred emergency contact, within seconds.
Before cell phones were smartphones, many people got into the habit of creating an ICE (in case of emergency) contact in their phone, but this caused a lot of trouble as the information was not useful unless the phone was unlocked. If you are still using this outdated system, it’s definitely time to make the switch!
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